David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

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David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
USA
IMDb   7.4 /10
Metacritic   80 %
TheMovieDb    6.7 /10
RottenTomatoes  93 %
FilmAffinity   7.1 /10
Creators
Director A.J. Eaton
Information
Release Date2019-10-20
Runtime1h 35min
GenreDocumentary, Music
Content RatingR (R)
AwardsAwards2 wins & 8 nominations
CompanyVinyl Films, BMG, PCH Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish, Italian
Selfas Self
Stephen Barncard
Stephen Barncard
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Jan Crosby
Jan Crosby
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Enrico Merlin
Enrico Merlin
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Graham Nash
Graham Nash
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Selfas Self
Selfas Self
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Gene Clark
Gene Clark
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Mike Clarke
Mike Clarke
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David Crosby: Remember My Name

David Crosby: Remember My Name is a 2019 documentary about the musician David Crosby. It was directed by A.J. Eaton and produced by Cameron Crowe. The title is a play on the title of Crosby's 1971 album If I Could Only Remember My Name.

The film had its festival debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. It is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.


Reception

From its premiere at Sundance and subsequent theatrical release, the film garnered very positive reviews. As of February 2021, 93% of the 94 critical reviews compiled on Rotten Tomatoes are positive, with an average rating of 7.82/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Refreshingly candid and disarmingly reflective, David Crosby: Remember My Name offers an absorbing look at its subject's life and career.". Peter Travers at Rolling Stone called it "one of the best rock docs of all time." Owen Gleiberman at Variety called it "a moving and elegiac rock-nostalgia documentary and that "everything comes full circle, and to the millennials, David Crosby isn't just some boring old hippie — he's more like the Gandalf of Woodstock." Steve Pond of TheWrap wrote, "Think of it as the film version of the final albums made by Leonard Cohen and David Bowie, who made wrenching final statements that they likely knew would be their last." Jordan Ruimy of The Playlist opined, "Eaton and Crowe, no doubt working together closely, compose a beautiful hymnal. It's as if you're hearing a powerful and evocative spiritual of remorse sung right before your very ears and eyes."


Accolades

The film was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Music Film category for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

AwardCategoryNomineeResultRef.
62nd Annual Grammy AwardsBest Music FilmA.J. Eaton, Director; Cameron Crowe, Michele Farina & Greg Mariotti, ProducersNominated
2019 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsMost Compelling Living Subject of a DocumentaryDavid CrosbyWon
2019 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest First Documentary FeatureA.J. EatonNominated
2019 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Documentary FeatureDavid Crosby: Remember My NameNominated
Boulder International Film FestivalBest Music DocumentaryA.J. EatonWon
2019 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsBest Documentary FeatureA.J. EatonNominated
2019 Sundance Film FestivalU.S. Documentary CompetitionA.J. EatonNominated